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Video: Here's How Much Those Data Packs for Xenoblade Chronicles X Speed Things Up

Here's How Much Those Data Packs for Xenoblade Chronicles X Speed Things Up

Gotta go fast

It's hard to believe, but Xenoblade Chronicles X is now only a few weeks away from launching in the West. The main setting of the game - Planet Mira – supposedly boasts one of the largest open worlds ever and all of its different environments are said to be seamlessly interwoven, with next to no loading screens. This would be quite a...

Video: Did You Know Gaming? Dives Into Super Mario Maker History

Did You Know Gaming? Dives Into Super Mario Maker History

New episode details game’s origin, facts, and easter eggs

A new video in the popular YouTube series Did You Know Gaming? recently premiered sharing many neat details surrounding Super Mario Maker, such as the game's origins and technical secrets. This episode touches on many details such as amiibo easter eggs, cancelled levels, and origins of...

Video: Nintendo Makes a Holiday Pitch for Wii U 'Magical Nights'

Nintendo Makes a Holiday Pitch for Wii U 'Magical Nights'

Warm and cozy

In recent weeks Nintendo of America has rolled out its Holiday adverts for 3DS, utilising its biggest franchises to pitch the portable to the public. It's now issued a TV commercial for Wii U, and we rather like its approach. The general pitch is of 'magical nights', with some CG Nintendo effects in a family's home before they pop...

Video: See the Differences Between Star Fox Zero at E3 and Now

See the Differences Between Star Fox Zero at E3 and Now

All systems go

Among the many things brought up in the recent Nintendo Direct, Star Fox Zero was given a new trailer and some new footage. Indeed - after the initial E3 presentation - a common concern brought up about the game was its perceived lacking in the visuals department. Whether or not this was an entirely valid complaint depends upon the...

News: Take a Look at Nintendo's Game Awards 2015 Nominees

Take a Look at Nintendo's Game Awards 2015 Nominees

Super Mario Maker is up for GOTY

As we reported on a little less than a week ago, The Game Awards will soon be taking place on 3rd December. The up and coming award show will employ a board of industry veterans from a wide array of game companies and backgrounds to decide which of this year's games were the cream of the crop. The nominations for...

Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 12th November

The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 12th November

Surprises, omissions and a Smash Bros. shock

Well, it had been a while. For a variety of reasons 12th November brought the first global Nintendo Direct broadcasts in quite some time. Overall the presentations stuck to familiar styles and approaches, with Nintendo of Europe playing it fairly straight and Nintendo of America even indulging in a little...

News: Sacked Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Chris Pranger's Dialogue Has Been Removed From Star Fox Zero

Sacked Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Chris Pranger's Dialogue Has Been Removed From Star Fox Zero

"Bummer, but that's business"

Chris Pranger - the Nintendo localiser who was removed from the company after talking about what goes on behind the scenes at the Nintendo Treehouse - has confirmed via Twitter that the lines he recorded for Star Fox Zero have been removed and will be re-done by another voice actor. Nintendo using internal staff to...

News: New Splatoon Patch Adds Fresh Gear, Adjusts Ranking Results And Generally Makes Things "More Pleasant"

New Splatoon Patch Adds Fresh Gear, Adjusts Ranking Results And Generally Makes Things "More Pleasant"

Version 2.3.0 gets detailed

The latest Splatoon update has been explained in detail on Nintendo's official site, and brings with it some new gear for players to purchase. The patch launched yesterday and also includes changes to the way in which data is displayed on ranked battle result pages, as well as some alterations to weapons and basic...

News: These Are Nintendo's Black Friday Hardware And Software Offers

These Are Nintendo's Black Friday Hardware And Software Offers

Wii U, 3DS and amiibo all up for grabs

Black Friday is almost upon us, and that means striking discounts on all manner of gaming hardware and software. Nintendo has started outlining exactly what products its will be reducing in price on the big day, and if you've yet to invest in a Wii U or 3DS console, then now might be the time to do so. The...

Video: Check Out a Graphical Comparison for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Check Out a Graphical Comparison for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Looking sharp Link

In what could be the worst kept secret ever, Nintendo confirmed in last night's Nintendo Direct that the rumours were indeed true and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is receiving a HD facelift for a release on the Wii U on 4th March 2016. As the Wii U is backwards compatible with old Wii discs you might be questioning if...

News: Typoman For Wii U eShop Will Be Released In North America And Europe On 19th November

Typoman For Wii U eShop Will Be Released In North America And Europe On 19th November

The power of letters

Headup Games has announced Brainseed Factory's elegantly crafted platform game, Typoman, will be released on the Wii U eShop in both Europe and North America on 19th November. The Wii U exclusive will be priced at € 13.99 (USD 13.99, GBP 9.99), with individuals who participated in the E3 Nindies@Home program in June eligible...

News: Lucas & Next Wave Of Animal Crossing amiibo Due Out In North America On 22nd January, 2016

Lucas & Next Wave Of Animal Crossing amiibo Due Out In North America On 22nd January, 2016

More amiibo cards are also on the way

Nintendo has revealed the Lucas amiibo for Super Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS along with the Animal Crossing amiibo Resetti, Blathers, Celeste and Kicks designed for Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival will be released in North America on 22nd January, 2016. In addition to this announcement, was the news Series 2...

News: Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Strife In Super Smash Bros. On Wii U And 3DS

Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Strife In Super Smash Bros. On Wii U And 3DS

More details coming in Special Smash Bros. Direct next month

Nintendo's "one more thing" for today's Direct broadcast was something of a shocker - Final Fantasy VII's Cloud Strife is coming to Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS. No, we didn't see that one coming either. Possibly the single most famous character in Final Fantasy history, Cloud is a...

News: Star Fox Zero Launches on 22nd April, 2016

Star Fox Zero Launches on 22nd April, 2016

It's about time

In today's Nintendo Direct, Star Fox Zero was finally nailed down with a firm release date for North America, which will be on April 22nd of next year - it's just 'April' in Europe for now. While many will no doubt be disappointed with this news after the game was initially promised for a Holiday release, it certainly doesn't seem...

News: Shadow Mewtwo amiibo Card Coming With First Print Copies Of Pokkén Tournament

Shadow Mewtwo amiibo Card Coming With First Print Copies Of Pokkén Tournament

Arrives alongside the anticipated fighter in Spring 2016

Additional information regarding the highly anticipated Pokkén Tournament was revealed during today's Nintendo Direct. A new amiibo card was shown depicting Shadow Mewtwo, but will only be available in copies of the game during the first production run. This will allow players to unlock the...